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Old 01-02-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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The Aluratek Libre Pro is on sale new for $30 at geeks.com
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=AEBK01FS

It isn't eInk but has a non-backlit monochrome LCD screen. Great readability outdoors, decent battery life, and no page-turn flicker.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:29 PM   #2
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Thanks WJM. I ordered one just because of the price. I plan to throw some of my books on it and give it to a friend that doesn't have an e-reader. For $35 and has an SD slot for additional storage I thought it was worth it as most reviews seemed very positive.

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Old 01-03-2013, 03:22 AM   #3
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I note that it comes with a "carry case" cover. Three years ago that was worth, what, ten dollars?

OK, I just pulled the trigger for $36.42.

Thanks, WJM! Karma!

PS - Apparently it was Borders stock. Shortly after Borders closed I bought a terrific "Borders exclusive" Frank Sinatra box for little money as well.

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Old 01-03-2013, 08:11 AM   #4
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It is a good reader. For those who don't know, it's just like the Jetbook. I had the Jetbook and it was very, very nice. You can even put your books in folders and subfolders.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:10 AM   #5
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Always wanted this or a JBL. Not sure I'll pony up for something with a 2-3 year old "new" battery in it though.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:42 PM   #6
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Well, you can still get a JBL at Newegg for $57. No need to worry about the battery -- just pop in a few fresh AAs!
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:19 PM   #7
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Does the Aluretek support dictionary lookup? I didn't see any mention of dictionary support, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it isn't supported. Although I have a decent vocabulary, I do like to look up words I'm not familiar with.

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Old 01-04-2013, 02:55 PM   #8
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Always wanted this or a JBL. Not sure I'll pony up for something with a 2-3 year old "new" battery in it though.
soondai, I'm very pleased with my JBL and recommend it! In fact, I bought a second as a backup.

I have faith that this Libre Pro's battery is younger than 2-3 years. The firmware is 1.5 or less years old. But you could be right.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:34 PM   #9
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I am a former Libra Pro owner and I was quite happy with mine, the only trouble came when I attempted to do some stupid things with it, like shoving it in a space too small for it and dropping it down a flight of stairs. So as long as you don't get stupid like me you should quite satisfied with your libra pro.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:31 AM   #10
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I have faith that this Libre Pro's battery is younger than 2-3 years. The firmware is 1.5 or less years old. But you could be right.
No biggie at this price, but given they're in Borders boxes, I'd bet they're at least 2 years old.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:32 PM   #11
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No biggie at this price, but given they're in Borders boxes, I'd bet they're at least 2 years old.
The firmware includes the ability to read ADE DRM ePub. I don't think that that was available two years ago. But I wouldn't bet my life on it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:29 PM   #12
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Just received the Aluratek Pro. What a bargain! It did not come in the Borders box shown, but an Aluratek box promoting the Kobo store. It has a 1 year warranty, so I'm not concerned about the battery.

I bought it as a gift, but I like some of the unique features enough to purchase another one. This same model (AEBKO1FS) is currently on sale at Aluratek.com for $89.99.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:45 PM   #14
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Kris, the price is $29.99 plus $6.43 shipping.
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Kris, the price is $29.99 plus $6.43 shipping.
I was charged $9 for shipping from southern California to northern Idaho.
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